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Childhood Trauma and Oral Health

A postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan has revealed the results of a heartbreaking new study about how childhood trauma affects adult oral health. The researcher, Haena Lee, used data from the 2012 Health and Retirement Study to correlate the condition of patients' oral health to events that occurred in their childhood.

To do this, Lee looked at survey respondents' answers about whether they have teeth, their education level, their poverty level and their childhood experiences. She then used the data to examine three aspects of each person’s life: the person’s most impressionable formative years; the "accumulation model," which studies the accumulation of the negative events the subject experienced; and the subject’s socioeconomic status throughout life. Her findings were nothing short of devastating.

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New Survey Shows Oral Health Is Top Confidence Booster

 

This past winter when Delta Dental published its annual Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey, it shed some light on American adults’ opinions on oral health - and how the condition of their smile impacts other areas of their lives. The survey asked 1,008 American adults for their impressions on many different facets of their oral health and oral care routine. Here are some of the most interesting answers:

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